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From Free Dictionary... Crescendo:

cres·cen·do

(krə-shĕn′dō)

n. pl. cres·cen·dos or cres·cen·di (-dē)

1. Abbr. cr. Music

a. A gradual increase in the volume or intensity of sound in a passage.
b. A passage played with a gradual increase in volume or intensity.
2.

a. A steady increase in intensity or force: “insisted [that] all paragraphs should be structured as a crescendo rising to a climactic last sentence” (Henry A. Kissinger).
b. Usage Problem The climactic point or moment after such a progression: “The attacks began in December and reached a crescendo during [the president’s] September visit” (Foreign Affairs).
adj.

Gradually increasing in volume, force, or intensity.
adv. Music

With a crescendo.

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